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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.
Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center COVID-19 Resources Section
Current Federal Government Contract(s) Impacted by the Pandemic
Has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted your ability to perform on your contract(s) with the federal government or created additional costs?
- View guidance and memorandums from the Office of Management and Budget at https://www.acquisition.gov/coronavirus.
- Contracting information related to COVID-19 issues is available on the Defense Pricing and Contracting website at https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/pacc/cc/COVID-19.html. It includes guidance memos for progress payments, public health considerations, and other industrial base considerations.
- The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) is monitoring changes to the status of operations within the defense industrial base. Please email DCMA at firstname.lastname@example.org to report any specific operational impacts. Please include the name of the company, location and/or mailing address, CAGE code (if known), government programs potentially impacted, description of impact (e.g., closure, production degradation, etc.), and an appropriate point of contact for follow-ups.
- Inquiries that are unrelated to operational changes, but are connected to COVID-19 impacts on the defense industrial base should be directed to the Office of Industrial Policy at email@example.com.
Sell Personal Protective Equipment to the State of Washington
The State of Washington is working to obtain personal protective equipment (PPE) from all available sources, including private sector manufacturers and distributors. If you have PPE to sell, please reference the following resources:
- How to get registered as a vendor to sell PPE to the state [PDF]: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/sites/default/files/2020-07/ppe-purchasing-for-vendors.pdf
- See what types of PPE and infection control products the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services has purchased [PDF]: https://des.wa.gov/sites/default/files/public/documents/contractingpurchasing/covid19/ppe-product.pdf
- See what vendors the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services has purchased PPE and infection control products from [PDF]: https://des.wa.gov/sites/default/files/public/documents/contractingpurchasing/covid19/vendors.pdf
- View data dashboard showing what PPE the state has purchased, received, and distributed: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/what-you-need-know/personal-protective-equipment/tracking-ppe-distribution
Manufacturers Willing to Re-Tool to Fill PPE Shortages
If you represent a manufacturer that is willing to re-tool to fill shortages of specific PPE and infection-control products to support the medical system, first responders, public health and care facilities in the State of Washington, fill out the form at https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/43da9f9e67e1453f90e4425bc082aa10.
Sell Supplies and Equipment to the Federal Government
- It is critical that suppliers intending to provide medical devices and medical PPE register in the Disaster Response Registry. More info at https://www.acquisition.gov/disaster-response-registry.
- The Defense Logistics Agency is actively looking for suppliers to provide non-medical PPE and other similar items to be sold through the COVID-19 Contingency Corridor, a restricted storefront within FedMall. Suppliers who are currently not in DLA’s supply chain, are registered to do business with the federal government, and sell the type of items eligible for the COVID-19 Contingency Corridor are eligible to sell on the Corridor. Items eligible for sale are approved, commercially supplied, non-medical PPE and similar material. Examples include non-medical face masks, non-medical gloves, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes. Interested in becoming a supplier? Contact a Supplier Account Manager via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you are interested in selling non-medical goods and/or services to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, submit your inquiry to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Procurement Action Innovative Response Team (PAIR) team at email@example.com.
- Earlier in the pandemic, the U.S. General Services Administration was conducting a daily “GSA COVID-19 PPE Sources Sought – Inventory Check” survey to connect industry partners with government buyers. As the supply chain has stabilized, the survey was discontinued on September 2, 2020. The federal government is procuring PPE from companies that already have a GSA Multiple Award Schedule.
- The Defense Assisted Acquisition Cell has assumed the interagency efforts for COVID-19 medical resource acquisition previously coordinated by the DoD’s Joint Acquisition Task Force (JATF). Nested within the Joint Rapid Acquisition Cell (JRAC), the DA2 is poised to rapidly respond to the nation’s most urgent acquisition needs in current and future national emergencies. More info at https://www.acq.osd.mil/jrac/da2/index.html.
- View Excel spreadsheet on federal contracts awarded related to the COVID-19 national health emergency at https://beta.sam.gov/api/prod/databank/v1/reports/static/download?fileName=sam_iae%20covid-19&filetype=xlsx&api_key=null. Please note that reporting for contracts with the Department of Defense are delayed 90 days.
Donate Medical Supplies or Equipment to the Federal Government
If you represent a business that would like to donate medical supplies, equipment or pharmaceuticals, complete the form at https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/offers. Please note that this form has a stated expiration date of 10/31/2020, but the form was still live as of 1/7/2021.
Develop Medical Countermeasures
If you would like to meet with a federal agency regarding a vaccine, diagnostic, therapeutic or other medical device that you are developing for SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19, please go to https://medicalcountermeasures.gov/.
Want to Help in Another Way?
If you represent a private sector business and wish to learn more about getting involved in a way that is not listed elsewhere, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit FEMA’s National Business Emergency Operations Center page.